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After a federal court stuck down North Dakota’s voter ID law last year the state was forced to go back to an old system of letting people without valid ID’s cast their ballots using affidavits attesting to their identity.
“We don’t have a voter fraud problem in North Dakota,” Rep. Mary Schneider, a Democrat from Fargo, said during the floor debate. “We have never had a voter fraud problem.” She went on to say that raising the penalty for voter fraud to a felony is “mean spirited” and “voter intimidation.”
Murder and voter fraud should both be felony offences imho.
Kimberly Prude of Wisconsin spent more than a year in jail after being convicted of voting while on probation, which she attributes to her confusion over her eligibility.
Mayra Alejandra Lopez Morales pleaded guilty to an aggravated
misdemeanor charge for registering and voting as a non-U.S. citizen
in the 2012 election. She received a deferred judgment with two
years of probation and a $750 fine.